Twilight at the Holden Arboretum

Holden Forests & Gardens invites you to our annual benefit, a family-friendly picnic in support of plants, trees, and the benefits they provide Northeast Ohio.

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Holden Forests & Gardens invites you to our annual benefit, a family-friendly picnic in support of plants, trees, and the benefits they provide Northeast Ohio.

Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Deadline to buy tickets is July 1st!

VIP Early Access 4:30 p.m. 

Twilight at the Holden Arboretum will take place throughout the Arboretum grounds and feature an elevated picnic dinner by Spice Catering Co.,an outdoor concert at Corning Lake with music by Sunshine Daydream, a critter meet and greet with live exotic animals from the Botanical Garden, and the seasonal outdoor exhibition Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects.  

New this year, a VIP ticket level features early event access, limited table seating, in-and-out privileges to an adult only outdoor lounge, open bar, additional musical entertainment and food course, an HF&G branded gift, and special recognition in the event program.  Sponsorship also provides access to the outdoor lounge. 

Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or camp chairs, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and don’t forget to bring a sense of adventure as you explore the grounds!  


VIP Ticket: $275 ($205 tax deductible)- includes early event access starting at 4:30 PM, complimentary valet parking, in-and-out privileges to an adult only outdoor lounge, limited table seating, open bar, musical entertainment by DJ Kris Koch and additional food course, an HF&G branded gift, and special recognition in the event program.  

Adult Ticket: $150 ($100 tax deductible)- includes adult meal

Child Ticket: $35- includes child’s meal  

Exclusive 2024 Solar Eclipse Raffle

Win or bid on the prize of a lifetime! You + 5 guests can view the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024 on top of the Emergent Tower. This unique view is unlike any other and offers the opportunity to see a 360° view of the eclipse in totality. Eclipse glasses, guaranteed parking, a bottle of wine and a specialty kids’ beverage, and admission to the Holden Arboretum on the day of the eclipse are included. This prize will be offered exclusively to Twilight attendees through the silent auction. A second prize will also be made available to the general public and Twilight attendees through a raffle. Purchase raffle tickets for additional chances to win in our public raffle.
Tickets are 1 for $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Winners do not need to be present at Twilight to claim their prize. Please know, that the weather in Northeast Ohio in April is unpredictable and that no refunds will be issued in the event of poor weather or visibility.

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Marinated grilled chicken served with a seasonal dipping sauce, marinated cucumber salad with fresh herbs, carrot salad with raisins, tahini and agave, a vegan pasta salad and house made coriander potato chips, with a mixed summer berry crisp.  

Vegan/gluten free substitution – crispy tofu tenders 

VIP – additional assorted passed appetizers  

Children’s Menu – chicken tenders served with ketchup, veggies + ranch, house made potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie  

Beverages – wine, beer, seltzers, specialty cocktail, sodas & infused water

Live Music with Sunshine Daydream 

Dance the night away at Corning Lake with Sunshine Daydream! This funky dance party band from Northeast Ohio specializes in performing Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band music in a refreshing up-tempo style. Come move and groove to the beat!

Nature-Inspired Stiltwalkers

Don’t miss our tall and talented friends from Pickup-stix Stiltwalking. Take photos and be mesmerized by their balance and grace!

Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

Oak $15,000 ($13,600 tax deductible)  

  • All lower-level sponsor benefits 
  • Additional ten (10) attendees- 20 guests in total 
  • Verbal and logo recognition in pre-event video 

Dawn Redwood $7,500 ($6,800 tax deductible)  

  • All Tulip Tree and Redbud benefits  
  • Specialty wine included for your table  
  • Prominent recognition and sponsor spotlight on event website 
  • Recognition in pre-event video 

Tulip Tree $5,000 ($4,300 tax deductible) 

  • All Redbud benefits 
  • Ten (10) attendees 
  • Recognition in Happenings e-Newsletter  
  • Recognition at one of the event’s entertainment areas 
  • Recognition on event invitation if committed by April 10, 2023 

Redbud $2,500 ($1,940 tax deductible)  

  • Eight (8) attendees 
  • Reserved picnic table for guests 
  • Recognition on event website and social media 
  • Recognition on event program and welcome signage  
  • Unlimited adult guest access to NEW outdoor lounge 
  • Event access starting at 4:30 PM 

Become a sponsor!

Contact Samantha Lengel at 216.721.1600, ext.125 or [email protected] to become a corporate sponsor for this event.

Thank you to our Redbud Sponsors and additional donors!
Tom & Mary Anderson
Ashton Technology Solutions
Barbara Brown & Steven Ward
Bartlett Tree Experts
Caroline Kramer Faust Foundation
CM Wealth Advisors
Davey Tree Expert Company
Jon & Suzanne Dick
Paul & Janis DiCorleto
Leslie & Mike Dingeldein
Stephen J. Knerly
LNE Group
Roy Minoff
Winnie Jones Nordell & Peter Nordell
Oswald Companies
Katie & Ken Outcalt
Remarkable Lake County
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Ruth & Tom Stafford
Service Storage International, Inc.
Lorraine Szabo
John & Susan Turben
Joy K. and Robert Ward

Patricia Pavlish
Jeff Enterline
Paul & Connie Abbey
Margot Baldwin
Patricia Hammond
Lucy Weller
Iris Vail

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